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2 of London's most iconic sporting venues to get final facelifts

07-19-2012 16:51 BJT

With the Olympics just one week away, two of London’s most iconic sporting venues are getting their final facelifts ahead of the start of competition.

Lord’s Cricket Ground

Located in west London, Lord’s Cricket Ground will host the archery competitions. The pavilion in particular is one of Lord’s most iconic features, having been originally constructed before the turn of the 20th century, completed in 1890. 128 athletes will compete across men’s and women’s individual and men’s and women’s team archery categories. To give spectators a clear view and to also meet FITA-approved rules and regulations, 6,500 temporary seats will be constructed 70 meters from the action.

Lord’s has long been seen as the Home of Cricket, the game’s spiritual
headquarters and perhaps the most important single place in world cricket.

Wembley Stadium

One of the most famous stadiums in the world, Wembley has hosted some of the most memorable sporting moments in history. It is the largest of the six venues hosting the London 2012 Olympic Football tournament and will host the final. With a span of 315 metres, Wembley arch is the longest single span roof structure in the world and is visible from across London. Wembley will seat 90,000 fans.

One of the most famous stadia in the world, Wembley has hosted some of the
most memorable sporting moments in history.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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